Bipartisan deal in House to help Puerto Rico with $70B debt

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 21, 2016 1:47 a.m.

    Puerto Rico with $70B debt?

    The United States has a debt 286 times larger.

    This is the result of Democrats, Republicans, and its people.

    Perhaps, Puerto Rico will be helping our nation with its debt.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 19, 2016 3:44 p.m.

    Anyone with a brain knows all people are better off being self reliant compared to being dependant on welfare, bailouts and entitlements. The government does not help people by making them dependant on other people's money. It may get democrats elected (robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote) but it destroys people, families and nations!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 19, 2016 2:33 p.m.

    Why is it that the most conservative voting state receive the most federal aid? The Feds lose money on those states. Sounds like conservative love their socialism, they just won't admit it.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    May 19, 2016 2:15 p.m.

    A trillion dollars in tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and no job creations?

    Puerto Rico is our Puerto Rico is our ally. They should be our 51st state. Why would we afford Russia the opportunity to move in and take over that country?

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 19, 2016 2:12 p.m.

    Hey Thid Barker -

    "Bail them out with borrowed money! "

    Oh?

    As we do with the Republican Red States who accept far more money from the federal government, on average, then they pay in taxes.

    "GOP-leaning states get lion's share of federal dollars" - Politifact

    I'm tired of paying the way for Republicans.

    When are "Conservative" Republicans going to pay their own way? . . . Anybody know?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    May 19, 2016 1:47 p.m.

    Bail them out with borrowed money!

    @ Lou: Educate yourself, we have the highest corporate tax rates in the world! Just because someone has a dime more than you doesn't mean it belongs to you!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 19, 2016 1:07 p.m.

    Add another $30B and send a check to Illinois.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    May 19, 2016 12:48 p.m.

    Tax cuts for luxury corporate jets ($300 million/year).
    Big oil subsidies ($37.5 billion/year).
    Pharmaceutical Corporation subsidies ($270 billion/year).
    Capital gains tax breaks ($51 billion/year).
    Corporate tax subsidies from state and local governments ($80.4 billion/year).
    Handouts to Big Ag ($18 billion/year).
    Welfare for Wall Street ($83 billion/year).
    Export-Import bank subsidies ($112 billion).
    Federal contracts for the top 200 biggest companies ($880 billion/year).

    All these wonderful tax breaks that benefit wealthy corporations with no guarantee of job creations and Conservative worry about helping Puerto Rico with financial aid?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 19, 2016 12:27 p.m.

    While it's labeled a bi-partisan bill I bet you more Republicans vote against it then for it, and the only way it passes is if Pelosi rallies the Democrats. Say what you will but the Republicans have been unified on little, and anything of substance that has happened over the past 8 years is because the Democrats get it done.